Period
to 18 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Subject Matter Expert was £99,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Subject Matter Expert
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 685 1045 1170
Rank change year-on-year +360 +125 -93
Permanent jobs requiring a Subject Matter Expert 9 50 21
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.035% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.037% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 6 27 10
Median annual salary £99,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.43% +3.70% +18.70%
10th Percentile £61,875 £67,500 £48,700
90th Percentile £105,000 £150,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -17.86% +7.69% +28.08%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 47,898 135,627 161,147
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.78% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 39,052 107,966 129,893
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Subject Matter Expert
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Subject Matter Expert in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Subject Matter Expert in the UK

Subject Matter Expert
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Subject Matter Expert.

Salary trend for Subject Matter Expert in the UK

Subject Matter Expert
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Subject Matter Expert over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Subject Matter Expert in the UK

Subject Matter Expert
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Subject Matter Expert within the UK over the 6 months to 18 September 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +313 9 £99,000 +41.43%
London +241 7 £99,000 -34.00%
UK excluding London +296 2 £57,500 -17.86%
North of England +193 1 £57,500 -
Midlands +141 1 - -
North West +133 1 £57,500 -
West Midlands +116 1 - -

Subject Matter Expert Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, Subject Matter Expert job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Subject Matter Expert in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
3 2 (22.22%) Data Management
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) JSON
3 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
3 2 (22.22%) Unix
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) Cognizant
3 2 (22.22%) SAML
3 2 (22.22%) Charles River
3 2 (22.22%) Apigee
3 2 (22.22%) Ansible
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) Data Privacy
3 2 (22.22%) GDPR
3 2 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (22.22%) Analytical Thinking
3 2 (22.22%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Puppet
3 2 (22.22%) REST
3 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (22.22%) Computer Science

Subject Matter Expert Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Apigee
2 1 (11.11%) Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) Skype
1 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) JSON
1 2 (22.22%) REST
1 2 (22.22%) SAML
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) Analytical Thinking
3 2 (22.22%) API Design
3 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
3 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Data Management
3 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
3 2 (22.22%) Data Privacy
3 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
3 2 (22.22%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) Release Management
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure as Code
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Ansible
1 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
2 1 (11.11%) Icinga
2 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Charles River
1 2 (22.22%) Cognizant
1 2 (22.22%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat